Charter school enrollment grew during the pandemic. But behind these schools’ rising popularity is a history of harsh discipline, inaccessibility and targeted marketing.
Howard Fuller’s support for school choice is connected to the Black Power movement and a pursuit to provide Black students a quality education by any means necessary.
Long distances often preclude families in the Motor City from sending their kids to the best schools in the area, new research shows.
Letting parents choose which school their child attends positions parents as consumers, and often diverts students and funding away from public schools.
The push to expand charter schools in the U.S. contributed to a robust movement of teachers’ unions and allies demanding a well-resourced public school system.
More choice and greater information can allow parents to make more informed decisions.
First, the United Conservative Party lifted the cap on charter schools, and now new legislation has cut school boards out of the process to establish a charter school.
A scholar of multicultural education says the COVID-19 pandemic gives parents of color the chance to choose what their children learn at home.
A team of researchers have developed a method in which Australian children can have access to schools outside their catchment area.
Australian parents rely on a number of factors to choose a school for their child. These include school performance, location and social connections.
There’s no evidence that private schools produce better results than state schools for equivalent pupils.
Over the past few decades secondary schools have become larger and fewer in number. For parents, this had made choices at once more limited, but also more complicated.
Australia is in the midst of a population boom. But Catholic school enrolments have been decreasing since 2013.
Research over the past few years has shown vouchers for private schools set back student learning. So why are advocates still pushing so hard to expand them?
Though his education initiative staggered while he was in office, the late former President George H.W. Bush had an influence that continues to shape education policy, an education historian says.
Although many feared that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos would destroy public education, a review of the past two years shows that much of her policy agenda has failed.
Over a third of pupils in the Gauteng province still travel more than five kilometres to school.
Traditional public schools suffer as states create favorable funding schemes for charter schools and school vouchers.
US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s anti-Washington rhetoric represents a radical departure from that of previous education secretaries.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos once called Excel Academy Public Charter School a ‘shining example.’ A Vanderbilt scholar explains why that description was woefully off target.